Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Beaten by Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg offers £2 million above the £15 million asking price to see off three other bidders and buys George Eliot’s house by the River Thames

 

Proof if it were required that the ultra-prime London property market is not slowing down came on Monday in the form of news that the billionaire and former mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg outbid three others in paying £2 million ($3.1 million, €2.8 million) more than the £15 million ($23.3 million, €21 million) asking price for a house on Cheyne Walk in Old Chelsea, London.

 

Beaten by Bloomberg – 4 Cheyne Walk, London, SW3 5QZ
4 Cheyne Walk, Old Chelsea, London, SW3 5QZ, United Kingdom

Beaten by Bloomberg – 4 Cheyne Walk, London, SW3 5QZ
Michael Bloomberg and his “domestic partner” Victoria Taylor

 

Dating to 1715 and the last home of the novelist Mary Ann Evans (1819 – 1880) –better known as George Eliot – in the months before her death, Grade II* listed 4 Cheyne Walk was also the home of the grandson of Claus von Stauffenberg (1907 – 1944), one of the leading members of the Operation Valkyrie plot of 1944 that failed to kill Adolf Hitler.

 

Owned by the current residents since 1979, the red brick Queen Anne style house includes many original features. The most notable, according to the selling agents Strutt & Parker, is a “grand staircase” complete with a ceiling by the English artist Sir James Thornhill (1675 – 1734) and walls by the French baroque artist John Devoto (1708 – 1752) and columns painted by the Irish poet and painter Daniel Maclise (1806 – 1870).

 

Beaten by Bloomberg – 4 Cheyne Walk, London, SW3 5QZ
The house features a grand staircase with paintings by Sir James Thonhill, John Devoto and Daniel Maclise

Beaten by Bloomberg – 4 Cheyne Walk, London, SW3 5QZ
The reception rooms are described as being “stunning” by Strutt Parker

Beaten by Bloomberg – 4 Cheyne Walk, London, SW3 5QZ
There are seven bedrooms

Beaten by Bloomberg – 4 Cheyne Walk, London, SW3 5QZ
The rear garden

Beaten by Bloomberg – 4 Cheyne Walk, London, SW3 5QZ
A large garage is held on a separate lease

 

Some 6,266 square foot in size, 4 Cheyne Walk currently is configured to include 5 reception rooms, 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. There is a 92-foot long garden to the rear and a 3-car garage is held on a separate lease. Bloomberg and his “domestic partner” Diana Taylor – who also currently own a £20 million ($31 million, €28.1 million) residence in Cadogan Square, Knightsbridge – are expected to carry out substantial alterations to the property before moving in.

 

 

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    5 COMMENTS

    1. When I was growing up, the term, “millionaire” referred to a person with unimaginable wealth. It meant at a minimum a house in town and a house in the country, a chauffeur driven car, a butler, maids, cook, and discretionary funds to travel anywhere in luxury.J

      I cannot grasp the price of $30 million for a residence on a square. My frame of reference is gone and it is a meaningless sum. Perhaps better that way.

    2. Now this a really nice house. I am in agreement with Strutt & Parker it is stunning! Love the garden. Wow and the grand staircase. Love the history of Stauffenberg and his rubbish attempt to eliminate him!

    3. Americans….don’t they realise what figures of fun they have become? To talk about your girlfriend as your ‘domestic partner’ is just fabulously silly

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